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DoDEA GradeSpeed - Connecting Teachers, Parents, and Students
DoDEA GradeSpeed
Connecting Teachers, Parents, and Students
Global IT Help Desk - (DoDEA Employees)
Global IT Help Desk
(DoDEA Employees)
CONUS Education Options Assessment (CEOA) - The DoD is fully aware of the importance of education
CONUS Education Options Assessment (CEOA)
The DoD is fully aware of the importance of education
Community Strategic Plan (CSP) - Volume I - School Years 2013/14 - 2017/18
Community Strategic Plan (CSP)
Volume I - School Years 2013/14 - 2017/18

School Nurse

Illness

For the protection of your child and others, students who are ill should stay home. If a student becomes ill during the school day, the parent or guardian will be notified to pick up the student. If a parent cannot be reached, the emergency contact person will be notified. If we are unable to reach the emergency contact, the sponsor's supervisor will be contacted. Any student with the following symptoms or communicable diseases should not be sent to school and will be sent home:

  • Fever of 100° or higher
  • Severe nausea, vomiting or diarrhea
  • Suspicious skin rash
  • Active head lice
  • Conjunctivitis (pink eye)
  • Impetigo
  • Chicken Pox
  • Scabies
  • Other symptoms which may interfere with students' learning and classroom performance

 

Re-admittance Criteria

  • Fever free for 24 hours after school exclusion for temperature 100° F or higher
  • No significant nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea for 24 hours
  • Chicken pox (Varicella) lesions crusted and dry, at least 5-7 days from onset
  • Lice treatment initiated ″ Impetigo lesions covered and under care of medical provider
  • Conjunctivitis, signs of infection have cleared
  • Ringworm covered, under care of medical provider
  • Scabies, 8 hours after first prescribed treatment 

If your child has any of the above mentioned communicable diseases please notify the school nurse. DoDEA policy states that a child must be fever free (temperature less than 100°) for 24 hours WITHOUT Tylenol or Motrin. Unfortunately, many children return to school the day after they have been sent home with 100°+ temps. These children are still potentially infectious and they will be sent back home. Please help us protect our large population from the spread of all infectious occurrences.

Lice

Head lice are a common occurrence in the school age population. Head lice are usually transmitted through close personal contact (head to head) with another infested individual.  This can also occur by sharing personal items which have contact with the head, such as combs, brushes, caps, sweaters, and coats.  Head lice can crawl very quickly. They cannot jump or fly. They will not live very long off of the human host. Inspect your children often, by carefully examining the back of the neck and behind the ears for a small grayish-tan, wingless insect the size of a sesame seed.  Head lice lay eggs (nits) very close to the scalp and are very tightly attached. They are small whitish specks which cannot be easily brushed or shaken off the hair shaft.

When a child gets lice, it does not suggest that the child is not clean; it only indicates that the child has been near someone with lice. Persistence and regular examinations are needed to keep head lice in check. If a head louse is found on your child, treatment is required before the child is permitted to return to school.  All treatments need careful attention to directions! Use only treatments recommended for head lice. The information below may help in the treatment and eradication of head lice from your family and home.  

  • If one child in your family has evidence of head lice and/or nits, inspect all family members daily for at least four weeks. This is to keep the spread of head lice in check. Treat each family member who has evidence of lice with a lice shampoo. Follow the instructions that come with the shampoo. Since some eggs may not be killed with the first shampoo treatment, the second washing in 7 to 10 days is crucial to the process. This shampooing is to kill newly hatched nymphs (immature lice).
  • Wash all clothing, towels and bed linens in very hot water. Items that cannot be washed must be dry cleaned. Stuffed toys may be placed in a sealed plastic bag for two weeks. Vacuum all carpets, upholstery and mattresses, or set these items outside, for at least 72 hours.
  • Clean combs and brushes of the entire family either by soaking in the medicated shampoo (or by boiling in water) for at least 10 minutes.
 
Mission

Instill the whole child concept in a 21st century learning environment by educating and empowering our students for a dynamic world.

Vision

To be leaders in 21st century education, preparing and inspiring generations of learners to meet the challenges of the global society.

Core Values

  • Educating the whole child fosters academic, social, physical, and emotional well-being in a safe environment.
  • 21st century learning environments are student-centered, differentiated, stimulating and relevant to help each student realize his or her fullest potential.
  • High-performing educators and leaders make a difference in student success.
  • Family and community partnerships are vital to student success.
  • School culture supports and reinforces healthy lifestyles (mind and body).

Elementary School Goals

Measurement:  All students will improve their measurement skills across the curriculum.

Writing Strategies:  Elementary students will improve their abilities to write in an organized, grade-level appropriate manner.

Middle School Goals

Measurement:  All students will improve their measurement skills across the curriculum.

Reading:  Middle School students will improve their ability to evaluate and extend meaning of text.